bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˌ)bi- \

Definition of binaural

1 : of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

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binaurally \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaurally (audio) , (ˌ)bi-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Talman has made effective binaural recordings of other pieces to be listened to through headphones in which your head seems to expand into its own imposing dome. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Mt. Wilson, cosmic sound art reaches far beyond a mere moon landing," 21 July 2019 Throughout the walks, using special binaural recording techniques, the artists pit highly realistic sound coming through earphones against the noise of the actual world. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller bring ‘Forest’ sounds to UC Santa Cruz," 17 Apr. 2018 The Met used binaural technology, which incorporates multiple microphones for a more three-dimensional sound, to record the segments. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "Met Museum Brings Some Versailles to New York," 31 Mar. 2018 The Ultimate Therapeutic Sound Journey with Irwin is an hour-long session featuring binaural beats and sacred sounds to bring on deep relaxation. Kavita Daswani,, "Here's your chance to work on your yoga handstand," 29 July 2017 One of these, shaped like a human head, is binaural, and the source of much of the audio magic worked by Mr. McBurney. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: You See ‘The Encounter’ With Your Ears," 26 Feb. 2016 Using binaural tricks, Cardboard will be able to simulate those details. Tim Moynihan, WIRED, "Why Spatial Audio Is Such a Big Deal for Google Cardboard," 17 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of binaural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of binaural was in 1856

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“Binaural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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bin·​au·​ral | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce binaural (audio) , (ˈ)bin-ˈȯr- How to pronounce binaural (audio) \

Medical Definition of binaural

: of, relating to, or involving two or both ears

Other Words from binaural

binaurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce binaurally (audio) \ adverb

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